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Combine scrumptious snickerdoodle cookies with fresh apples to make a new classic! Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies
We’ve had several rainy days lately, and all it makes we want to do is bake. Scones, cookies, bread, donuts. I want to bake (and eat) all the things. My mother-in-law is a fantastic baker, and her snickerdoodle cookies are delicious. They are a holiday staple. But since it’s still fall, I’m not quite to ‘holiday’ baking just yet. I am, however, a little obsessed with apples at the moment. So I’m taking some classic snickerdoodle cookies and combining them with fresh apple for a new fall treat.
I love the fall. Life is back to a routine (even if I’m still struggling with the alarm clock in the morning), my favorite sports are on television, and the heat of the Texas summer has finally broken which makes me happy to spend more time in the kitchen. Turning the oven on when it’s 100 degrees outside just isn’t that enjoyable. But the hustle and bustle of the holidays hasn’t quite set in yet, so life still feels fairly slow and leisurely. Yep, this might be my favorite time of the year.
Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 large apple, peeled and shredded (about 1 cup)
- 4 Tablespoons granulated white sugar
- 4 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Cream together the butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda, and salt.
- Fold in the shredded apple.
- In a small bowl combine the 4 Tbsp sugar and 4 tsp cinnamon. Drop spoonfuls of dough into mixture.
- Place cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Cookies will look puffy when done. Remove from baking sheets and allow to cool.
- Makes about 5 dozen cookies
When you create a delicious new recipe, it’s only fair to share it with friends and family. So once my cookies were baked and cooled I could start putting together my gift baskets. I used a 12×12 sheet of scrapbook paper and folded it to make an origami box to hold my cookies.
Watch how I made the paper gift boxes!
After my paper boxes were made, and filled with cookies, I slipped the boxes into a clear plastic bag and tied a gold ribbon around it.
While I am crazy about apples, and these Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies, pumpkins will soon be getting plenty of love at my house as well. What are your favorite fall flavors?